We’ve also used it as a visual screen – fencing between the back patio and the alley – where it serves as both structure and cladding material of a fence that creates a tiny private niche out of an otherwise exposed area. The corten neatly bridges the divide between natural area concept of a patio and the slightly harsh industrial nature of a alley.
So there’s our nod to Corten steel. Once you start looking, you’ll see it all around you.
Embrace weathering steel. It has been in use with the heaviest snow loads in the lower states--and still going strong for more than 30 years. US Steel does not even make Cor-ten in anything but very heavy gauge steel, so it all needs to be sourced from Canada, Mexico, or off shore. I am getting testing done by a certified testing laboratory to test material we have that have 0, 20, 30, and 40-year roofing exposures in a very extreme snow environment,. From what I've seen, these sure look like they're going 70++ years.